The New Vanguard Photography Prize

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Aperture and Document Journal, in partnership with Calvin Klein, are pleased to present The New Vanguard Photography Prize, spotlighting image makers on the front lines of art and fashion, with support from Ford Models, and powered by Swipecast.

Open to applications from all around the world, The New Vanguard Photography Prize sought unrepresented talents of all ages and backgrounds, with a focus on discovering new and visionary photographers across fashion and the fine arts. From those submissions, a jury selected a shortlist of 25 artists, which then was narrowed to five finalists who went on to create a series of exclusive photos for Document Journal. The exhibition will feature work from the 25 shortlisted artists, with the winner and recipient of a special cover of the Fall/Winter 2018 edition of Document Journal will be revealed at the opening reception.

Opening Reception:

Thursday, October 18, 6:30–9:00 p.m.

Aperture Gallery hours:

Monday–Saturday: 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Closed Sunday

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A Video Interview with the Google Pixel 3 Camera Team by DPreview

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We are so excited to republish this interview with our colleagues over at dpreview with the Google Pixel 3 camera team – what a scoop!  DPReview Science Editor Rishi Sanyal recently sat down with Isaac Reynolds, Product Manager for Camera on Pixel, and Marc Levoy, Distinguished Engineer and Computational Photography Lead at Google, to discuss some of the innovations that have been incorporated into Google’s latest Pixel 3 smartphone. From computational Raw to machine-learning white balance, get an inside look at the Pixel 3 from the very people who worked on creating it.

The associated written article accompanying this video, can be viewed here.

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Instagram Mobile Photographers To Follow Now – Cristina H Melo @oilsforfun

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I really love it when we receive spontaneous emails from mobile photographers or their representatives, requesting we take a look at their or their clients work, particularly, when the work is as diverse and as interesting as this from Cristina Melo. We have featured a selection of her work her for you to view, in … Read moreInstagram Mobile Photographers To Follow Now – Cristina H Melo @oilsforfun

Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (902) via Instagram

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Here’s day nine hundred and two of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Daysection via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @allophile_  – Joseph Cyr with this image untitled.

To view more of his work, please go here

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‘Wide Awoke’- Are Female Artists Worth Collecting? with Juta Jazz

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This time in our latest ‘Wide Awoke’ article Juta Jazz depicts her answer to ‘Are female artists worth collecting?’ in this creative video – take a look…

Several weeks ago, we announced our brand new ‘Women’ section within TheAppWhisperer and we kicked off with our first ‘Talking Points’ with the incredibly talented mobile artist, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago,where she visually channeled the creative argument of ‘what if I wasn’t me?’, envisaging herself as an artist whilst physically being a male, as opposed to female.Catherine Caddigan another accomplised aritst also contributed with a great ‘Talking Points’ entitled ‘What do we reveal to the camera’. We followed that up with a fabuolus insightful video from Susan Detroy,with her perspective vis-ƒ-vis the women’s movement, using her own self portraiture work and ethos. Successively we published the first in our Women’s ‘Wide Awoke’ section with Armineh Hovanesian and following work from  Deborah McMillion, Lynette Sheppard,Rita Colantonio Fleur Schim and Joyce Harkin.

For our ‘Wide Awoke’ section initially, we selected a challenging discussion at the Tate Museum, London. Recently, an article was published in The Guardian, by Helen Gorrill, suggesting that female artists are less likely to succeed now, than they were in the 1990s. Gorrill expressed “Today, when men’s artwork is signed, it goes up in value; conversely when work by women is signed, it goes down in value, and the addition of a woman’s signature can devalue artwork to the extent that female artists are more likely to leave their work unsigned”. And even more scathingly, “The Tate seems to align to these views by only collecting a ‘token’ proportion of work by women, who form the 74% majority of fine art graduates”, Gorrill goes on to say.

This of course, provoked much discussion here at TheAppWhisperer HQ, after all, this is one of the key elements to our new Women section, we want to drag out all these issues and more into the open.

We approached several female mobile artists and asked them this question ‘Are Female Artists Worth Collecting?’ and asked them to create a short video of their answer to our subheading of this section ‘Wide Awoke’. Today, we are incredibly proud to publish the sixth in this series by none other than female artist, Juta Jazz from

We really hope you enjoy this new section and of course, please feel free to leave comments below, this is a section about Womens issues but we invite all men to view and participate in commenting too.

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Samsung Unveils the New Galaxy A9 – The World’s First Rear Quad Camera

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New smartphone device announcments are coming in thick and fast now and Samsung are not ones to lag behind. They’ve just announced their new mid range Galaxy A9 smartphone featuring the world’s first rear quad camera.

The Galaxy A9 will be available in the UK from November, at Samsung.com/uk (RRP £549), and selected partners.

“As a global leader in smartphone innovation, we understand the demand for meaningful innovation in a fast-paced world driven by visual communication,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “Building on our legacy in smartphone camera development we’re introducing next-generation technology across our entire Galaxy portfolio to give more consumers the opportunity to experience cutting-edge innovation. We’re excited to deliver on this promise and debut world leading smartphone camera technology with the Galaxy A9.”

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (901) via Instagram

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Here’s day nine hundred and one of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @elizabadiou – Eliza Badoiu with this image entitled ‘NYC Reality’.

To view more of her work, please go here

 

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (900) via Instagram

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Here’s day nine hundred  of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Daysection via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @dinalf – Dina Alfasi with this image entitled ‘NYC Reality’.

To view more of her work, please go here

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Google Pixel 3 Just Announced!

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It’s been rumoured for so long and finally it is here! The new Pixel 3, it’s designed from the inside out to be the smartest, most helpful device in your life. It’s a phone that can answer itself, a camera that won’t miss a shot, and a helpful Assistant even while it’s charging…so they say.

There’s also a Google Pixel 3 XL if you need a larger Android flagship phone. Prices range from around $799/£739. It’s possible to preorder now and if you’re in the US the phone should be with you by October 18, elsewhere around the world, it will be 1 November.

It comes complete witha 12.2 MP dual pixel camera on the rear that f/1.8 aperture. It also have a dual front facing selfie camera using two 8 MP sensors.

We’ll feed through more information as soon as we have it!

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TheAppWhisperer’s Press Trip to Leica HQ, Wetzlar and Beyond! Part 1

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Many of our readers will be aware that last week I was whisked away to the comfort of Leica HQ, Wetzlar, Germany, by telecom brand, Huawei. Lens and camera manufacturer Leica, originally announced in late 2016 their joint research and development centre with Huawei; working on optical and software systems. Now, this all takes place in the The Max Berek Innovation Lab. The Huawei P20 Pro that I was presented with has three cameras within this device and are co-engineered between Huawei and Leica. A spokesman for Huwawei explained “There has been significant technological collaboration between Huawei and Leica around many aspects of the camera, including optical design, imaging quality, image data processing, optimisation, and the mechanical construction of the camera module to the graphic user interface. The devices meet Leica’s highest imaging quality standards.”

The Lab’s establishment is the result of the vision and support of Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, majority shareholder and chairman of the advisory board of Leica Camera AG, and Ren Zhengfei, founder of HUAWEI.

“With the founding of the Max Berek Innovation Lab, HUAWEI and Leica Camera AG are expanding the scope of their successful strategic relationship and are laying the foundation for close collaboration in research and development of ground-breaking technologies in the imaging segment,” emphasised Dr. Andreas Kaufmann.

“In the future, over 90 per cent of the data traffic will be images and videos,” said Ren Zhengfei, founder of HUAWEI. “The Max Berek Innovation Lab provides the capacity to establish an even closer partnership with Leica, leading to continuous improvements in image and video quality. As a result, we will deliver the most advanced innovations in the smartphone camera market and bring greater value to consumers.”

“HUAWEI and Leica share not only enormous innovation power and years of research experience, but also their dedication to providing the highest quality standards. The Max Berek Innovation Lab offers us a historic opportunity to unite the resources and extensive expertise of both companies to pioneer game-changing technologies,” confirmed Markus Limberger, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Leica Camera AG and director of the Max Berek Innovation Lab.

The R&D centre is named in memory of Max Berek (1886 – 1949), the German pioneer of microscopy and creator of the first Leica lenses. Berek was also responsible for the optical design of more than 20 lenses for the legendary 35mm camera, invented and built by Oskar Barnack. Thanks to the exceptional imaging performance and perfect harmonisation of the lenses, coupled with Barnack’s ingenious construction, Leica achieved worldwide success in 35mm photography.

 

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